The definitive Populuxe film on 1950s automotive, industrial, interior and architectural design.
Run time 8:58Producer Handy (Jam) OrganizationSponsor Chevrolet Division, General Motors CorporationAudio/Visual Sd, C
December 26, 2002
(full film) This great Jem Handy picture, (presented in 'Superscope' widescreen, whatever that means) picks up where the American Engineer left off, and tells us all about the wonderous stylings of America today. Plenty of weird and very strange dssigns, even for today, much less in 1958 are presented. Your Dog can have a Art Nouveau Dog House! Don't like the plain browness of your catcher's mask? Make it orange! Do you want to attract bears? Make your tent bright blue! Since this is a Jem Handy movie, soon all of this winds down to, of course, the design of automobiles. And what an automobile it is.. The 1958 Impala looks (literally) like a killer car with it's too sharp back wings and (yikes!) spikes on the front grill! Check out the building where the people meet who designed this thing, and soon you'll realize why this very odd looking car doesn't look so out of place. Reccomended!
October 7, 2002
An optimistic look into the future...........in wide aspect ratio
I loved this film. It captured that feeling of hope, eagerness and outlook into what the future would hold for civilization. Of course many of the ideas put forth in this film did materialize but some didn't; at least not in the way expected.
Still the overall mood of the film is greatly enhanced by the score. In fact the film wouldn't have the same magical feeling if not for the score.
It's really hard to discribe the film. But it certainly had that "Happy Days" mood.
The wide aspect ratio added much to the film.
We're living in exciting times now, but sometimes watching films like this make me wonder what it would've been like back then.
Download this film. You'll love it.